OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers with the intention to support Western Australian creative talent that was just starting out in the world.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Tuesday, October 21

Thursday, October 16

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Western Australian designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. It is being held from 6pm Friday 21st to 9pm Sunday 23rd November at Spacecubed, Ground Floor 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Ideas are voted on with teams formed around the most popular ideas. Each idea is then thoroughly tested using lean startup principles to see if it will work and is worth pursuing with some teams having to change their business model or idea throughout the weekend. On the Sunday evening each team pitches to a panel of judges consisting of seasoned startup industry professionals with prizes awarded.

 early bird tickets are available here.

Summer Night Markets - applications open

Photo by Jarrad Seng www.jarradseng.com

Applications are now open for the Summer Night Markets in Perth Cultural Centre.

OnWilliam in conjunction with MRA will again host December night markets for the fourth year running. This marketplace has gained a reputation as a must visit pre-Christmas market, and this year will be extended to two consecutive nights.

Applications are open to:
- food stalls
- local designer stalls
- vintage market stalls
- art/craft/cultural activity or service stalls

• 5-10pm, Friday 12th December 2014
• 5-10pm, Saturday 13th December 2014

• Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Find the application form here: http://www.onwilliam.com.au/apply

Applications close 22nd October 2014. 

Wednesday, October 1

Nannup Music Festival - stallholders required

The organisers of the Nannup Music Festival are looking for locally made products, craft and art stalls to be part of the festival markets. Stall applications are now open so apply here

Nannup Music Festival runs from Friday 27th February to 3rd March 2015. Stalls are encouraged to trade for the full festival with priority given to stallholders applying for three day trading.

Stall spaces are 4 metres wide by 4 metres long and you must supply your own marquee. 2 day stalls cost $70 per day and 3 day stalls are $50 per day.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 7th November 2014.

For any further info please contact the stalls coordinator stalls@nannupmusicfestival.org

Thursday, September 25

Made on the Left Christmas market applications open now!

The time has come to put in your application for our Christmas market! We are working with the City of Perth to bring you a 2 day market extravaganza! The market will be on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November from 10am - 4pm in Forrest Place and you can apply for one or two days. For your chance to be part of our next market, apply here and please make sure to read the FAQ before submitting your application.

Market details
When: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November, 10am - 4pm
Where: Forrest Place, Perth.
Stall space: 3x3m stall space with marquees provided.
Cost: $200 per day.

Applications close midnight Thursday 2nd October so don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 16

First Impressions - A Group Exhibition for Printmaking Lovers

First Impressions is an exhibition celebrating the work of Beau Est Mien’s talented workshop attendees.
The exhibition will highlight artworks produced from all of the 2014 workshops from many talented people that have participated throughout the year. It will be showcasing monoprints, collagraphs, screen prints on both paper and fabric, and etchings completed by both kids and adults. The exhibition is also the perfect opportunity for anyone to discover what can be achieved in one of their workshops.
The exhibition opening is on 20th September, 5-8pm at Beau Est Mien, 458 William St, Northbridge.
Also, for one night only, you can get a 10% discount on printmaking supplies sold in the shop and a 10% discount on any workshop booking made on the night!

The Exhibition is on in store until 4th October.

If you share the Facebook post promoting the event, you are eligible to go in the draw to win a free workshop of your choice! 

Monday, September 15

Something Different – a pop up event in Leederville

Applications are now open for #somethingdifferentinleederville
This event is presented by Etsy Australia and run by volunteers of the Etsy WA Street Team.

Something Different – a pop up event in Leederville
7th - 9th November 2014
             Friday 5pm - 9pm
             Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
The Leederville Arena (corner of Newcastle and Oxford Streets, Leederville)

This inaugural event will have 40 individual artists and makers, all selling their own products. The focus is to EAT, SHOP, DRINK! 

Stallholders will be selected by an Etsy jury, based on application merit. All products must be designed, created and produced in Western Australia. You must have an Etsy shop to apply. Categories of sellers may include: fine art, home decor, stationery, jewellery, ceramics, furniture, clothing, vintage, children's or infant's products, beauty, fashion and accessories, packaged food products (no fresh food - sorry), plants & gardenware. Each allocated stall will be of an area approximately 2 x 1.5m and consist of a trestle table, table cloth and name sign (all supplied). They are able to offer a very affordable stall price of $40 per day (a total of $120 for the event), thanks to the generous support of several sponsors.

It's a great opportunity, especially if you have never had a market stall before! 

The application form can be found here: http://wastreetteam.weebly.com/something-different-application.html Applications close 5pm 28th September. Any details you may need answering can be found by signing up to this facebook group or emailing streetteamwa@gmail.com.

artMarket @ Deanmore

artMarket @ Deanmore is happening on Sunday December 7th.

artMarket at Deanmore is an annual fundraising event for the Deanmore Primary School in Karrinyup and will focus on sustainability - local, handmade and artisan, up-cycled, recycled or organic.

Along with the artisan crafted market stalls the event includes a children's art competition (smArt), a professional art show gallery, buskers, gourmet picnics, demonstrations of the sustainable kind along with loads of old-school style games and activities for the kids. There is strong support from the local community including sponsorship from local businesses, drop-ins from an AFL team and even a MasterChef contestant who will be presenting cooking demonstrations!

A market stall for the day will cost $30 and a donation of your product for a raffle.

Each vendor space is under the classroom verandas and includes a bench or chair.  Vendors are asked to supply their own table or display.

Go to the website http://artmarketdeanmore.weebly.com/ for the application for stallholders.

Friday, September 12

Mosaic photography project 2014

Each year, Propel Youth Arts WA invites people from across Western Australia to capture a single image of their day for MOSAIC, a unique community based photography project. On Saturday, 4th October 2014 you are invited to capture a single image of your day. 

Photos will then be printed and shown in a massive exhibition showcasing 24 hours of life in Western Australia. There is no age limit, so everyone can take part. If you would like to get involved, make sure you REGISTER to take part before 30th September to go into the running to win a $30 Pigeonhole voucher!

MOSAIC taps into the popularity of digital image sharing, encouraging everyone, from amateurs to experienced photographers, to submit images from their day. Participants are encouraged to use smart phones, compact digital cameras, DSLRs or any other tools at their disposal to take the photographs.

Every photograph reveals an individual story and every story forms part of our collective memory, providing an incredible snapshot of life from the perspective of hundreds of people around our state.

Any questions?  Email hello@propel.org.au or call Propel on (08) 9328 5855.

MOSAIC is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA and is proudly supported by the City of Perth, Department of Culture and the Arts, Perth Theatre Trust and State Theatre Centre of WA. 

FASHION[ing] FORMS : the craft of making exhibition

Tales of a Shipwrecked Jeweller by Helena Bogucki
Telstra Perth Fashion Festival steps off the runway and into Gallery Central with an exhibition of Western Australian fashion objects that is way “beyond garment”, curated by Anne Farren. The exhibition profiles the works of 18 WA practitioners that exemplify the resurgence in appreciation for the finely crafted object of adornment. It sets out to reposition the fashion object by challenging assumptions about the relationships between accessory related forms and the body.

A substantial 65 page publication is available to read on line http://weblity.com.au/fashioning_forms

The exhibition is at Gallery Central from 10 September to 4 October, Monday - Friday 10am - 4.45pm; Saturday 1 - 4pm. There will be floor talks with curator Anne Farren on Fridays 19 and 26 September at 10.15am.